Steven Gerrard says he takes responsibility for Liverpool’s costly 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, having been sent off less than 60 seconds after coming on as a half time substitute.
The Liverpool captain was given his marching orders for a stamp on United midfielder Ander Herrera, as the Reds went down to a defeat that leaves them five points behind their bitter rivals in the race for Champions League football.
Once his three match suspension has been completed, Gerrard will have a maximum of just five Premier League games remaining in his Liverpool career before he departs for LA Galaxy in the summer.
He said at full-time: “I need to accept it. The decision was right and I’ve let the team, manager and supporters down.
“I saw his studs and I reacted wrong and I’ve been in the game long enough to know that when you do something like that it’s wrong.
“I take full responsibility. I don’t think I should say much more but I’ve come here to apologise and take responsibility for today’s result.”